Nuggets vs. Rockets prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, Feb. 28 best bets from proven model

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The Houston Rockets (13-47) are set to host the Denver Nuggets (43-19) on Tuesday at the Toyota Center in Houston. Houston is 8-20 at home, while Denver is 15-15 on the road. The Nuggets have won two of three after the All-Star break including a 134-124 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The Rockets have dropped nine straight after falling to the Portland Trail Blazers 131-114 in their last outing. Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) is questionable for Houston. Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray are both listed as day-to-day for Denver.

Tip-off is at 8 p.m. ET. Denver is favored by 10.5 points in the latest Rockets vs. Nuggets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is 232.5. Before making any Nuggets vs. Rockets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 57-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rockets vs. Nuggets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Nuggets:

  • Rockets vs. Nuggets spread: Rockets +10.5
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets over/under: 232 points
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets money line: Houston 400, Denver -550
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets picks: See picks here

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What you need to know about the Rockets

On Sunday, the Rockets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers on the road by a decisive 131-114 margin. The top scorers for Houston were center Alperen Sengun (17 points), small forward Jae’Sean Tate (17 points), point guard Daishen Nix (16 points), and forward Tari Eason (15 points).

The Rockets currently own the worst overall record in the NBA, but they are a young team that’s explosive and capable of playing with anybody if they shoot well. Jalen Green leads the way for Houston scoring 21.8 points to go with 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Sengun (15.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists) is a double-double threat every time he steps on the floor for the Rockets.  

What you need to know about the Nuggets

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Denver ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Sunday with a 134-124 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Center Nikola Jokic had a dynamite game for Denver; he posted a triple-double on 40 points, 17 boards, and 10 assists.

Allowing an average of 118.33 points per game, the Rockets haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end, which could bode well for Denver. The Nuggets have a 5.5-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, so they’ll be looking to avoid a let down against Houston. Jokic remains the betting favorite to take home his third consecutive NBA MVP award with per game averages of 24.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 10.0 assists.  

How to make Rockets vs. Nuggets picks

The model has simulated Rockets vs. Nuggets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rockets vs. Nuggets? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rockets vs. Nuggets spread you need to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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